Monique A. M. Gignac, PhD, is a Health Psychologist and Senior Scientist with the Division of Outcomes and Population Health at the University Health Network (UHN), Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Work and Health.
Gignac’s research expertise is in coping and adaptation to chronic illness and disability. Her work is part of ACREU’s ongoing program of research to investigate factors associated with the independence of people with arthritis and their families in different domains of life, including coping and adaptation to employment and decision-making and health service interventions to help people with arthritis maintain or regain greater independence. In 2003 she received a $1.5 million New Emerging Team (NET) grant as a co-principal investigator for a project entitled Tooling Up for Early OA: Measuring What Matters. In 2005 she received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to continue her longitudinal study of arthritis and employment. This research is examining the employment experiences of people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis over a 5-year period. The study results will provide new measures to assess the impact of arthritis on employment and inform intervention efforts aimed to help people remain working.
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